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Alcatraz Prison, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. Brandt's Cormorants nesting outside the old model shop of the prison and in the colonies in the background. Alcatraz had many seabirds in years past, but from the 1850s until the prison closed in 1963 they left. Now there are 5,00
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC. W thanks on Memorial Day. From the LIFE book The Vietnam Wars #veteransday
(Photo by @markosian) On assignment for @natgeo in Minya, Egypt, where more than a million people gather every year for the celebration of the Virgin Mary. #natgeo #Egypt #Minya #virginmary
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety We had a hard time getting an armed escort for our first foray into the yardang fields of Iran's Dasht-e Lut basin, as it’s a favorite corridor for heroin smugglers. The penalty for heroin trafficing in Iran is death, so smugglers sho
Photograph by @paulnicklen while on assignment for @natgeo //@cristinamittermeier pets a Mola mola sunfish 50 miles off the coast of British Columbia. The sunfish actually approached her hoping that she might help pull off parasites. Cristina declined but the seagulls did not as they fulfilled the
The year 1973: A boy sells lemonade from his front yard stand on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado. Flashback 127 yeard into photographic history as we bring you images from the Natgeo Archives — see more at natgeofoundtumblr.com @natgeocreative Photo by Dick Durrance II
Photo @coryrichards A Golden Orb in early light at the headwaters of the Cuito River. Shot on assignment for @natgeo on the @intotheokavango expedition exploring the previously uncharted Cuito River from source to the Okavango Delta. As Angola develops and its economy booms, previously inaccessible
Photo by @jimrichardsonng Morning on Fair Isle last week and the old red very British phone booth was s welcome sight, standing there by the road on the way down to the lighthouse. Triggered movie memories of cult classics like Local Hero and Waking Ned Devine. Fair Isle out in the North Sea only h
Photo by @joelsartore | Thousands of bull walrus crowd the beach at Togiak NWR in Alaska. #joelsartore #photoark #walrus #alaska #beach
Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo. Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park, Yukon. 98% of the glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere are shrinking and receding. You can see the scars on the sides of the mountains showing how thick the glaciers were just twenty years ago. For the first time
It's #fleetweek in #NYC! Memorial Day #weekend. USS Truman launch. #navy #onassignment #joemcnallyphoto
Phone photo: @ivankphoto Project Mi Barrio - Esperando el Bus. (Waiting for the Bus). Carlos Carrera, 96, who still works his land, waits for the bus in #Rumihuaico, #Ecuador. #projectmibarrio, @runa_photos, @thephotosociety, @panospictures, @natgeo
Photo @coryrichards Steam rises at dawn from the headwaters of the Cuito River in the Angolan highlands shot on assignment for @natgeo on the @intotheokavango expedition. The Cuito is responsible for as much as 60-70% of the Okavango River Delta's water and is virtually unexplored. Our ten week 1,00
Ridgway's Rail, Arrowhead Marsh, Oakland, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. The Ridgway'a Rail, which used to be known as the Clapper Rail, is an endangered species that lives in salt marshes and rarely flies. Most of the remaining population is found in the San Francisco Bay Area
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix// @thephotosociety A drawing by Unika Vajracharya, the Kumari of Patan, made for me at the end of my assignment. To the left you can see her as the Living Goddess, as she takes to her throne at just six years old - her feet resting on an offering tray an
British and Irish Isles: traveled again last week to the Ring of Brodgar on a morning with rain clouds coming and going very quickly. These dramatic stones were erected around 2,500 B.C., roughly the same time as Stonehenge. Always a little mystical when you try to put yourself into minds of the pe
Photo @ladzinski / The last 30 days has been unbelievably rainy on the front range of Colorado. Its hard to complain about the much needed moisture, and impossible to beat the smell of the rain and the beauty that it brings. #GardenOfTheGods seen here during a spring electrical storm @natgeocreative
Photo by @TomasVH. A pebble rests on the headstone of a soldier in the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. A ceremony was held here today for the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, nearly 71 years after the D-day landings of June 6, 1944. #nonfiction #memorialday #omahabeach @thephotosociety
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - A cave explorer ascends Titan shaft, the deepest natural shaft in the UK. In the 1770’s when nearby miners mined lead ore from inside Speedwell Cavern they must have passed below Titans great boulder pile, unaware of what giant void lay directly above them. It w
Photo by @joelsartore | Purple-banded sunbird in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. #joelsartore #photoark #bird #beautiful #mozambique #gorongosa
#YourShot member Felipe Arias Gutiérrez describes this close encounter as "breathtaking." on.natgeo.com/1Lx8qWf pic.twitter.com/yAIurenfUo
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // @thephotosociety The Kumari of Tokha, nine-year-old Dangol, became a living goddess as an infant. A kumari’s eyes are believed to draw the beholder into direct contact with the divine. For religious festivals her forehead is painted red, a sign of cr
Great Egret, Crissy Field, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. Over 2/3 of the world's largest cities are located in estuaries. Through development most have lost the majority of their tidal marshes. San Francisco is unique among the large cities i
Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo while on assignment in #BC, Canada with @cristinamittermeier. Did you know that there is a species of dolphin out there that has no dorsal fin? These are Northern Right Whale Dolphins and we found them 90 miles off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They hav
Photo by @TomasVH. Saint Jacques scallop shells on the beach in Port en Bessin, Normandy, France. #nonfiction #nature #coquillesstjacques #portenbessin @thephotosociety @viiphoto